4 Courses Required

This short specialization gives aspiring filmmakers a quick route to go from concept to completion. Two courses in screenwriting teach you the basic skills you need to write your script, and two courses in directing set you on the path to making your cinematic vision a reality. This program is great for people completely new to filmmaking, or experienced artists in one area who want mentorship in the other.

Students must earn a 2.0 in each course in order to fulfill requirements. The pass/no pass option is not allowed.

Receive advance notice of upcoming Writers' Program courses and enroll before the general public each quarter
50% discount on a 1-on-1 consultation on your script treatment with a Writers' Program instructor after completion of coursework
Save money on application fees when entering the UCLA Extension Feature Film or Television Writing competitions
Receive preferential placement on wait lists

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Estimated Cost:
Application & Candidacy Fee: $50.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $2,530.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $50.00
Estimated Total Cost: $2,580.00

Cost estimates do not include incidental costs such as parking fees or copying fees. In some cases, a book may be required. 

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits. 

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Specialization in Writing and Directing Short Films